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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by winched » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:44 pm

I'm as shocked as the rest of the posters. Even if the accusation is proven false, his reputation is tarnished.

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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by Sir Purrcival » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:43 pm

And I think it would be wise to shelve any aspersions on either him or Sask. whether intended humorous or not. There is nothing really funny about this situation for anybody concerned. It is tragic if true and devastating whether true or false.
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by Lerriuqs » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:56 pm

Inquiring Mind wrote:Have to figure the police have a fairly solid case... I can't imagine them going after someone of Tillmans profile otherwise and ignite this kind of media firestorm. Obviously time will tell, but if the charges don't stick they are going to get all kinds of blowback from citizens and I'd have to imagine heads would have to roll.
Not sure of the reliability at this point, but there's some talk apparently from Tillman's lawyer that there may not be enough evidence for it to even go to trial.

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Post by 1argoholic » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:03 pm

A baby sitter upset she wasn't get paid enough. We'll see how this pans out.
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by redwhite2005 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:33 am

prairiedog wrote:You never know. We have no case details whatsoever. Evidence could be her testimony, and his lack of alibi, OR maybe he really did do it. No idea.

Remember Mark Chmura of the Packers? It took a year to find out that the accusation was completely fabricated.

I'm not saying either way. Just who knows?
Her testimony would not be enough to lay the charges. And yes he may not be guilty. But the police have enough evidence to charge him.
I like Eric's stance though of protecting the league, the team and the victim. That is promising. Remember Doug Gilmour went through this thing and was found innocent. So really let the law do its thing before we can really comment on it.

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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by redwhite2005 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:38 am

Lerriuqs wrote:
Inquiring Mind wrote:Have to figure the police have a fairly solid case... I can't imagine them going after someone of Tillmans profile otherwise and ignite this kind of media firestorm. Obviously time will tell, but if the charges don't stick they are going to get all kinds of blowback from citizens and I'd have to imagine heads would have to roll.
Not sure of the reliability at this point, but there's some talk apparently from Tillman's lawyer that there may not be enough evidence for it to even go to trial.
You know the lawyer or is there a statement by the lawyer?

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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by ping » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:06 am

Why is all this stuff always happening in Regina??? Its weird really,maybe other than being with a woman theres not alot to do there.
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by Lionut » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:46 am

I would be interested to hear Rider fans weigh in on whether or not Tillman can get his job back after this is over. (Presuming he is found not guilty.) Rider Nation is its own unique place, and as an outsider I can't really predict how this would go. Would the fans and the community accept having him back, or is he done regardless of how this pans out?

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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by Lerriuqs » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:58 am

Lionut wrote:I would be interested to hear Rider fans weigh in on whether or not Tillman can get his job back after this is over. (Presuming he is found not guilty.) Rider Nation is its own unique place, and as an outsider I can't really predict how this would go. Would the fans and the community accept having him back, or is he done regardless of how this pans out?
I think the best scenario would be for him to be cleared in court as there will always be questions from some if the charges are simply dropped. Given what he's done and his history, I think he'll be able to keep his job if he's cleared.

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Post by wildthing1971 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:03 am

Eric is innocent till proven guilty IMO. As such unless found guilty I have no issue with him remaining rider GM.
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by SectionW » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:09 am

wildthing1971 wrote:Eric is innocent till proven guilty IMO. As such unless found guilty I have no issue with him remaining rider GM.
Agr3ee so many ways this could go, and reputatiomn have been demolished on false accusations, at this point it's wait and see in my book.
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by Inquiring Mind » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:35 am

Lerriuqs wrote:
Inquiring Mind wrote:Have to figure the police have a fairly solid case... I can't imagine them going after someone of Tillmans profile otherwise and ignite this kind of media firestorm. Obviously time will tell, but if the charges don't stick they are going to get all kinds of blowback from citizens and I'd have to imagine heads would have to roll.
Not sure of the reliability at this point, but there's some talk apparently from Tillman's lawyer that there may not be enough evidence for it to even go to trial.
If that's the case why would they charge him after a six month investigation, and set a trial date in three weeks?
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by MU88 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:08 am

prairiedog wrote: Remember Mark Chmura of the Packers? It took a year to find out that the accusation was completely fabricated.
Fabricated? I live in Milwaukee and I would think most believe still believe he was guilty. He just wasn't found guilty in a court of law. Let's just say Chmura didn't have the best reputation before those events either.

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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by woody » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:21 am

Sir Purrcival wrote:And I think it would be wise to shelve any aspersions on either him or Sask. whether intended humorous or not. There is nothing really funny about this situation for anybody concerned. It is tragic if true and devastating whether true or false.



I made a comment early about how I felt this was a Lose-Lose situation all around!

This said it so much better!
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by ping » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:31 am

woody wrote:
Sir Purrcival wrote:And I think it would be wise to shelve any aspersions on either him or Sask. whether intended humorous or not. There is nothing really funny about this situation for anybody concerned. It is tragic if true and devastating whether true or false.



I made a comment early about how I felt this was a Lose-Lose situation all around!

This said it so much better!
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